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Maykke Explains Traditional, Transitional, and Modern Style


Can you tell the differences between a Traditional, Transitional, or Modern home? If you can’t, this blog is perfect for you. If you can, then stick around and test your knowledge about the three styles. The Maykke team is here to help explain what each style is along with some photo examples we’ve picked up along the way.


Traditional style can be seen in the use of antique furnishings to floral printed fabric. While it might be true that the style takes its cues from the past, it’s more about comfort than anything. You should feel a sense of familiarity when you walk into any room. Traditional styled homes also use neutral colors with a warm wood or bronze accent and will use gentle curves, rather than the straight lines and rounded profiles found in Transitional styles.

Let’s see some examples:

Ex 1: Traditional Home Bathroom  (Source: Pinterest/

 Ex 2: Traditional Living room (Source: Pinterest/


Transitional style is known for its timeless look, clean lines, and the ability to be paired with soft neutral colors. The style is also known to allow anyone who enters a room to get a sense of relaxation and enjoy the simple, yet elegant style. You’ll also notice the use of warm wood tones throughout a transitional styled home with minimal accessories that can actually help blend traditionals and contemporary styles.

Let’s see some examples:

(Ex 1: Transitional Living Room  Source: Pinterest/ South Shore Decorating)

(Ex 2: Transitional Bathroom Source: Pinterest/ Houzz)

(Ex 3: Transitional Kitchen Source: Pinterest/ Houzz)


Modern style is usually cool colors, straight lines and minimalist decor. Some styles in modern decor are Shaker, Art Deco, and Mission.

Let’s see some examples:

Ex 1: Modern Living room  (Source: Pinterest /

Ex 2: Modern Bathroom (Source: Pinterest /


Ex 3: Modern Kitchen (Source: Pinterest / Pepino Home Decor)

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